In an earlier post I talked about a number of new podcasts that I signed up for. One of the casts I was interested in was the one for The Family Guy, a silly but entertaining animated show on FOX and Cartoon Network.
I had assumed from previous experience that The Family Guy podcast would be the audio portion of the TV show. That's what the Ebert & Roper podcast did, that's what CBS is doing for a number of its soap operas (Heather loves the Guiding Light cast), it's what most of the news podcasts from the major news outlets do.
So imagine my surprise when The Family Guy cast turned out to be nothing more than some smug little man reading a synopsis of the show.
This is Family Guy! I don't care about what happened on the show. I don't tune in for the shows complex plotting and revealing character development. I watch for the obscure pop-culture references, potty humor, and killer musical numbers. What a disappointment.
Oh, and the NPR All Songs Considered podcast is also falling behind quickly in the race to stay on my iPod. They spent 25 minutes interviewing and playing a song from the Icelandic ambient rock band, Sigur Ros.